1. lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑superficiality
Ant: ↑profundity (for: ↑superficiality)
Derivationally related forms: ↑shallow, ↑superficial (for: ↑superficiality)
Hypernyms: ↑depth
Hyponyms: ↑glibness, ↑slickness, ↑sciolism
2. the quality of lacking physical depth

take into account the shallowness at that end of the pool before you dive

Ant: ↑deepness
Derivationally related forms: ↑shallow
Hypernyms: ↑depth, ↑deepness
Hyponyms: ↑superficiality

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